The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods America

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2020

Network: Travel Channel

The continuation of "Bizarre Foods'' finds Andrew Zimmern keeping his passport at home, as the chef and writer embarks on a culinary exploration of the great U, S of A. From traditional foods passed down through generations to modern eats whose roots are purely American, the United States is home to a smorgasbord of bizarre foods and equally extraordinary stories associated with them. So who best to taste and tell than Andrew, the man who lives by the motto "If it looks good, eat it''? The cultural cuisine master has done plenty of that throughout the history of "Bizarre Foods,'' with the "America'' incarnation including a celebration of the series' 100th episode.

Twin Cities

#1 - Twin Cities

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2012

Host Andrew Zimmern begins his exploration of America's most unusual foods in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Featured eats include deep-fried snapping turtle; an elk-and-wild-rice hot dish; brined-and-breaded duck testicles; and "meat glue."

star 8.00
29 votes
New Orleans

#2 - New Orleans

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2012

In New Orleans, Andrew Zimmern samples Cajun comfort foods, like stuffed pig stomach, and classic Creole cuisine, including smoked raccoon.

star 8.00
29 votes
Seattle

#3 - Seattle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2012

Seattle's unconventional eats are explored. Stops include a farm, where the host tries cow placenta.

star 8.00
29 votes
Detroit

#4 - Detroit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2012

Andrew Zimmern visits Detroit for a taste of iconic soul food, from short ribs to oxtails, and Arab-American eats, including lamb-brain sandwiches.

star 8.00
29 votes
Las Vegas

#5 - Las Vegas

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2012

Extreme eats in Las Vegas, including $750 cupcakes and a $5000 hamburger, are spotlighted in the Season 2 premiere. Also: a look at how a Bellagio buffet feeds 4000 people a day.

star 8.00
29 votes
San Diego

#6 - San Diego

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2012

The host visits San Diego. He forages for food along the shore, attends a traditional Aztec barbecue and feeds sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. Featured eats include swordfish bone marrow; camel milk; and mashed lamb brains.

star 8.00
29 votes
The Blues Trail

#7 - The Blues Trail

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2012

Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples Southern standbys and riffs on old favorites, like "redneck ramen" made with noodles and pigs ears.

star 8.00
29 votes
Queens N.Y.: World's Best Food Town

#8 - Queens N.Y.: World's Best Food Town

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2013

With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!

star 8.00
29 votes
West Virginia

#9 - West Virginia

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2012

The host visits West Virginia and dines on fresh deer organs after a hunt. Later, he samples Appalachian cuisine, including groundhog stew, and judges a roadkill cook-off.

star 7.00
29 votes
Charleston

#10 - Charleston

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2012

Andrew Zimmern checks out the food scene of Charleston, S.C. He gets a taste of wood-coal barbecue in the Lowcountry; samples chitterlings at a soul-food restaurant; and attends a family dinner, where sautéed chicken feet are served.

star 7.00
29 votes
Savannah

#11 - Savannah

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 2012

The host visits Savannah and enjoys a home-cooked Gullah meal on Daufuskie Island. He also goes hunting for marsh hens on the coast and dines in one of the city's finest restaurants with famed drag performer the Lady Chablis.

star 7.00
29 votes
Miami

#12 - Miami

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2012

Andrew gets a taste of Miami's multicultural cuisine, from roasted pig brains to wreckfish cheeks.

star 7.00
29 votes
New Mexico

#13 - New Mexico

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2012

The host visits New Mexico, where he hunts buffalo on horseback and roasts prairie dogs with members of a Pueblo tribe. Featured eats include sliced buffalo heart; menudo; blood pudding; and fried pig skin.

star 7.00
29 votes
L.A. Pop Up

#14 - L.A. Pop Up

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2012

In Los Angeles, Andrew Zimmern plans a menu inspired by his world travels. He then shops for and prepares the meal, which includes pig-face bacon and sea-urchin aspic, and serves it to hungry diners at a pop-up restaurant.

star 7.00
29 votes
Austin

#15 - Austin

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2012

There's a rich mix of tradition and innovation in Austin! From roasted pigeons (with the heads still on!) to grits mixed with duck innards, plus scrambled pig brains and bloody marys made with real pig blood, Andrew explores the foods that "Keep Austin Weird."

star 7.00
29 votes
The Other Florida

#16 - The Other Florida

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2012

Andrew explores Central Florida. He eats frog legs in the Everglades; hunts armadillos with native Floridians; and catches alligators with members of the Seminole Tribe.

star 7.00
29 votes
Washington D.C.

#17 - Washington D.C.

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2013

Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.

star 7.00
29 votes
Denver

#18 - Denver

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2013

Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!

star 7.00
29 votes
Iowa

#19 - Iowa

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2013

Andrew finds out that there's a lot more than meat and potatoes on the table in Iowa. He discovers that Iowa's menu ranges from heritage pork brains with spring onion kimchi to a stew made with a whole sheep's head.

star 7.00
29 votes
Chicago's Cutting Edge

#20 - Chicago's Cutting Edge

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2013

Chicago's cutting-edge food scene is explored by Andrew, who learns about a dish made with whale vomit and samples a charcuterie's duck-heart pâté. Also: a soup that smells like a dead body.

star 7.00
29 votes
Northern California

#21 - Northern California

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2013

Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living, like hunting doves, to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans, to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.

star 7.00
29 votes
Portland

#22 - Portland

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 22, 2013

Andrew Zimmern heads to Portland, OR, where free thinking foodies are pushing the limits when it comes to creating what to eat. He tries things like elk heart tartar, goose liver chocolates, and ice cream made from marrow.

star 7.00
29 votes
Hidden Los Angeles

#23 - Hidden Los Angeles

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 2013

Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.

star 7.00
29 votes
Birmingham: The New South

#24 - Birmingham: The New South

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2013

There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.

star 7.00
29 votes
Rhode Island: Chowing Gaggers & Stuffies

#25 - Rhode Island: Chowing Gaggers & Stuffies

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2013

Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.

star 7.00
29 votes